First Reactions to 'Shazam! Fury of The Gods' are In: Here's What Critics Are Saying!

Author: Shobith C / March 08, 2023

The highly-anticipated sequel to 2019’s Shazam!, titled Fury of the Gods, is set to hit theaters on March 17, 2023, and early reactions from critics suggest that it will be just as fun and charming as its predecessor.

The first Shazam! movie earned high praise for its lighthearted take on the superhero genre, offering a much-needed break from the more serious and brooding DC films. Audiences responded positively to the humor and heart of the film, and it appears that the sequel delivers more of the same.

According to early reviews, Fury of the Gods maintains the same level of humor and heart that made the first film a hit, even as it introduces new villains and a larger cast. Critics note that the Shazam family, who played a minor role in the first film, get more screen time and are given their own chances to shine.

Perhaps the most buzzed-about aspect of the sequel is the introduction of the Daughters of Atlas, played by Helen Mirren, Lucy Liu, and Rachel Zegler. Critics are already praising these new additions to the DC universe, with many calling them the MVPs of the film.

Check out the reactions:

While some critics feel that Fury of the Gods doesn’t break any new ground, they also note that the story still packs an emotional punch and offers a few surprises for viewers. And while there are a few negative reviews out there, even they acknowledge the strong chemistry between Djimon Hounsou’s Shazam and Jack Dylan Grazer’s Freddy Freeman.

Overall, it seems that Shazam! Fury of the Gods is poised to be a crowd-pleaser when it hits theaters on March 17. With its blend of humor, heart, and action, it offers a fun alternative to the more serious superhero fare out there. Whether you’re a fan of the first film or just looking for a fun night out at the movies, Fury of the Gods is definitely worth checking out.

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